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New Ireland/Scotland bilateral network grants scheme opening

07 May 2021

Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants strengthening co-operation and learning between excellent researchers, academics and practitioners in Scotland and Ireland.

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), with the support of the Scottish Government Office in Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs, are pleased to invite applications for the Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants

In 2021, the Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants invites applications which address the of ‘Revival, Resilience and Recovery: Cultural and Arts Sectors post Covid-19’. The arts and wider cultural sectors are vital to Scotland’s and Ireland’s revival, resilience and recovery. They provide spaces for discussion, debate, divergence, convergence and exchange. Theatre, music, and film for example, have the power to bring people together in a collective experience for a moment, an evening, a lifetime even, while visual and oral arts and literature offer audiences an opportunity to reflect on ideas or experiences that differ from their own or challenge existing scenarios and situations.

Further details and application form

The Ireland/Scotland Bilateral Netword Grants scheme opens at noon on 7 May 2021 and closes on 11 June 2021.

The maximum sum available for any one grant is £12,500 per project (GBP Sterling) for a period of 3–6 months.

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